Belgium: Hooverphonic share the first cities and dates of their upcoming European 2021 tour

Belgium: Hooverphonic share the first cities and dates of their upcoming European 2021 tour
Thursday, 17 June 2021

  • Belgium's Eurovision 2021 representatives, Hooverphonic, have announced their plans for the upcoming 2021 European Tour.

    Following their participation in Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, Hooverphonic, have shared the news on their upcoming European tour that will kick off next September 2021. So far the group has announced a significant number of cities across Europe that will have the luck to see Hooverphonic on their first tour since Geike Arnaert rejoined the group. 

    Hoverphonic's European 2021-2022 tour is scheduled to unfold according to the the following plan as published on their offiicial website

    SUN 25 JULY
    Belgofolies de Spa 2021 -  Spa, Belgium
    SAT 31 JULY
    Echternach Summer Concerts 2021 -  Echternach, Luxembourg
    Lokerse Feesten 2021 - Lokeren, Belgium
    Dranouter Zomersessies 2021 - Ieper, Belgium
    Hôpital Notre-dame À La RoseLessines, Belgium
    Leuven Air 2021Leuven, Belgium
    Arena 5 2021Brussels, Belgium
    OLT RivierenhofDeurne, Belgium
    Le TrabendoParis, France
    La LaiterieStrasbourg, France
    Die KantineCologne, Germany
    TechnikumMunich, Germany
    Heimathafen NeuköllnBerlin, Germany
    Scena RelaxWarsaw, Poland
    Lucerna Music BarPrague, Czech Republic
    Majestic Music ClubBratislava, Slovakia
    Kruhnen Music HalleBraşov, Romania
    Arenele RomaneBucharest, Romania
    Universiada HallSofia, Bulgaria
    KiFFAarau, Switzerland
    BierhübeliBern, Switzerland
    Ninkasi Gerland KAOLyon, France
    La RodiaBesançon, France
    La BAM (La Boite à Musiques)Metz, France
    Le Grand MixTourcoing, France
    BIG BAND CAFE - BBCHérouville St Clair, France
    SAT 4 JUNE 2022
    Abbaye De Villers-La-VilleVillers-la-Ville, Belgium


    A few words about Hooverphonic

    The Belgic band Hooverphonic was created in October 1995. Although initially it was known as a trip – hop band it quickly started to include alternative, electo, electro-pop and other sounds. The group started out as  Hoover, a name used by other groups too, and switch to the name Hooverphonic αφού in orde to avoid legal complications.

    On October 10, 2008 the band’s leading vocalist , Geike Arnaert , announced that she will leave the group opting for a solo career. Hooverphonic’s last concert took place on December 13, 2008 at  Tele-Club in Ekaterinburg, Russia. This last concert was recorded by Russian MTV and was broadcast on Russian TV in 2009. In October 2010 Hooverphonic decided  Noémie Wolf as Geike’s successor, a choice that was officially announced during the De Laatste Show on VRT. However on March 26,2015 the group revealed that Noémie will leave the group. On April 2018 the band found its new leading vocalist, Luka Cruysberghs.

    The group’s major hit was the song entitled Mad About You, which reached high chart positions in European Countries and Australia.

    Recently Former Hooverphonic singer Geike Arnaert, who had left the group twelve years ago,got back on board with the other two members, Alex Callier and Raymond Geerts , replacing Luka Cruysberghs.

    Last year Hooverphonic were internally selected to perform "Release Me" in Rotterdam. Following the cancellation of the contest by EBU due to the coronavirus pandemic, a consultation between the VRT, the French-speaking public broadcaster RTBF and Hooverphonic led to VRT announcing that the band will represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. RTBF considered it a logical decision to offer Hooverphonic and the VRT this opportunity and postponed their turn for participation for a year until 2022.

    Hooverphonic represented the country in Rotterdam with their song "The Wrong Place" and after qualifying from the 1st semi final show the finished 19th in the final with an overall total of 74 points. 


    News Source: Hooverphonic

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